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SpectrumJune 8, 2017

Spectrum News NY1 to Air "Build It Broke" Investigative Special on New York City's "Build It Back" Program on June 14

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New York, NY, June 8, 2017Spectrum News NY1 (NY1) today announced it will present "Build It Broke," a 30-minute special about New York City’s “Build It Back” program, on Wednesday, June 14 at 8:00 PM. "Build It Broke," an eight-month investigative piece by NY1 Staten Island reporter Amanda Farinacci, will examine the hurricane recovery program designed to help New York City residents with properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

The special will include interviews with politicians, homeowners, contractors and “Build It Back” officials for an in-depth look into the city’s program to repair, rebuild and elevate homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Farinacci will also examine the state-run NY Rising Housing Recovery, and compare its work to “Build It Back” nearly five years after the devastating storm.

Immediately following "Build It Broke," NY1 will televise a live one-hour town hall at the College of Staten Island at 8:30 PM. Hosted by Grace Rauh and Anthony Pascale, the live town hall will bring together Staten Island residents, city officials and advocates to discuss the special and examine the "Build It Back" program.

Viewers may follow NY1’s coverage or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @ny1 and by using the hashtag #NY1BuildItBroke. NY1 airs on channel 1 and channel 200 on Spectrum. Spectrum News NY1 is an exclusive channel of Spectrum.

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